Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.
More Quotes from Thomas Paine:When I see throughout this book, called the Bible, a history of the grossest vices and a collection of the most paltry and contemptible tales and stories, I could not so dishonor my Creator by calling it by His name
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
Of all the systems of religion that ever were invented, there is no more derogatory to the Almighty, more unedifying to man, more repugnant to reason, and more contradictory to itself than this thing called Christianity
We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
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